17 Romantic Gifts for Him to Make His Valentine's Day

From modern fragrances to purchases that encourage a little self-care, we found the perfect gifts for every type of guy.
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It can be hard to find the perfect way to show your guy you care on Valentine's Day. How many times have you found a romantic gift for him that you thought was sure to be a hit, only to have it stuffed at the bottom of a closet and never seen again?

While it’s tempting to give up on exchanging gifts altogether, we invite you to give it another go. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean chocolate-covered strawberries and corny couple’s games (in fact, it probably shouldn’t). Instead, think chic designer fragrances, quality wardrobe staples, and covetable tech that he’ll be excited to receive even if gifts aren’t his love language. 

Whether you’ve been together three months or 30 years, there’s a gift here for every type of partner. Below, find 17 romantic gifts for him that he’ll actually want to keep.


Even though his nights might often consist of Netflix binges, that doesn’t mean he needs to spend another evening in his old college sweatshirt. A set of French terry sweats by Madhappy are ultra-comfy while still a polished gift for him to wear out for a snack run.

Madhappy Universal Hoodie, $138, and Universal Sweatpant, $118, Madhappy


If your guy has been flipping through vinyl LPs at the local record store despite not having a record player, this Valentine’s Day might be the time to change that. This record player by Audio-Technica is the perfect starting point for any analog enthusiast.

Audio-Technica LP120 USB Direct-Drive Professional Record Player, $229, Guitar Center

Boy Smells

Whether he ends up using it regularly or not, this candle is sure to make him crack a smile. Cannabis, white musk, and suede mask any smell that might linger.

Boy Smells Kush Candle, $32, Boy Smells


Every party is more fun with an instant film camera, and this one by Fujifilm delivers small instant photos in a nostalgic square shape, so he can snap pictures of you, your dog, or your killer charcuterie setup. Forget cheesy Valentine’s Day cards and stick these photos on your fridge instead. After all, nothing could be a more romantic gift for him than a memory.

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6, $100, Amazon

The Elder Statesman

Every man looks great in a classic crew neck sweater, and this 100% cashmere version by luxe knitwear label The Elder Statesman is the perfect gift for him (you can borrow it, too).  

The Elder Statesman Simple Crew, $775, The Elder Statesman

Bottega Veneta

For the man who’s on a plane every week, an elegant leather passport holder from Bottega Veneta is a simple way to make weekday flights feel more luxe. 

Bottega Veneta Black Intrecciato Bifold Passport Holder, $390, Ssense


Chic eyewear label Krewe updates this classic silhouette with a versatile bottle green hue. These shades feature polarized lenses and are the perfect gift for whatever romantic getaway you have planned.

Krewe Olivier Sunglasses, $255, Krewe


This multi-room speaker closely resembles a Marshall amp and is perfect for the guy always listening to the latest albums. It delivers quality sound whether he’s blasting his latest mix at a party or relaxing to lo-fi hip-hop beats. Take this romantic gift for him to the next level by making a playlist of your favorite songs to enjoy together.

Marshall Action II Bluetooth Speaker, $250, MoMA Design Store

The Skateroom

Whether he skates, used to skate, or just appreciates the culture, gifting him a work by his favorite artist printed on skateboards is the perfect way to marry two interests. These boards make for a chic décor piece and are sure to start a conversation.

The Skateroom Jean Michel-Basquiat Skull Edition, $550, The Skateroom

APC x Carhartt

For their fifth collaboration, A.P.C. and Carhartt WIP reimagined the classic workwear jacket in Japanese denim. Nudge him in the right sartorial direction by gifting him this wardrobe staple. 

A.P.C. x Carhartt WIP Talk Jacket, $400, A.P.C.


When it comes to romantic gifts for him, fragrance is always a solid option. Celine’s Haute Parfumerie collection features nine androgynous scents in beautifully designed bottles, so you can both spritz some on before heading out for the night.

Celine Cologne Française, $220, Celine


If he prefers the ease of wireless headphones but wouldn’t be caught dead wearing AirPods, this over-ear option from Bose works whether he’s listening to music at home or taking calls on the go.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, $400, Bose


White sneakers are a must, and this leather pair from Greats features a contrasting gum sole that works with everything from denim to pinstripe trousers. 

Greats Royale Sneaker, $179, Greats


For the whiskey enthusiast (or aspiring whiskey buff), nothing says "I know what I’m doing" like a crystal decanter. The sleek design looks modern and pairs well with any type of décor. The gift of classy expertise is romantic indeed.

Rogaska Manhattan Whisky Decanter, $200, Bloomingdale’s

Bathing Culture

For the man who never forgets his reusable bag, this body wash from Bathing Culture is made in the USA using organic ingredients and renewable energy. It also comes in a glass bottle that can be refilled at retailers across the country, so you can feel good about the sustainability of your chosen gift for him. 

Bathing Culture Refillable Rainbow Glass Mind & Body Wash, $35, Bathing Culture

The Sill

We can all use a bit more greenery in our lives. Snake plants are notoriously easy to take care of and even boast air-purifying qualities. Bonus: they also won’t die in a week as a cut bouquet would. Whether they live beyond that is up to him.

Snake Plant Zeylanica, $56, The Sill


We can all agree that music festivals, while a good time, generally get pretty gross. What gift pairs better with tickets to his favorite summer fest than a self-cleaning water bottle? It also keeps cold water chilled for 24 hours, so he’ll keep his cool while sweating in the desert heat at Coachella. 

LARQ Bottle, from $95, LARQ


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